A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Lae in Papua New Guinea. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/19 / 2019-04-23 14:08:23 / April 23, 2019 @ 2:08 pm. Event id: us70003ftd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ftd. Exact location of event, depth 63.24 km, 147.4031° East, -6.5894° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.24 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:08:23 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lae (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Lae (c. 76 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km ENE of Lae, Papua New Guinea.
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